MULTAN - The paramedical staff of Nishtar Hospital went on strike against absence of their service structure and staged a protest demonstration here at the main gate of the hospital on Tuesday. The protesting paramedics were also joined by the nurses, who assembled up on the gate and carried out full throated sloganeering against Punjab Government. They were also holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands and slogans.
Talking to the journalists, they said that the paramedics were considered backbone of health structure in the province but they were subjected to vicious exploitation by denying service structure to them. They lamented that they were deprived of promotions and increase in salary because of absence of service structure. “We’re highly worried on this state of affairs and we’re determined to press the government to accept our genuine demands,” they added. They asked the government to issue their service structure and implement the service structure of nurses that was already approved. “Otherwise we’ll be forced to go on strike for an indefinite period,” they warned.
Anti-polio drive from June 4: The Health Department is going to launch a three-day polio eradication drive from June 4 to vaccinate over 0.6 million children below the age of five year.
 The drive will continue till June 7 and about 1740 teams including 1459 mobile ones will participate in the campaign. The teams will approach children at their homes, schools, parks and all other places to administer them polio drops.